Maxim Velčovský on communist philosophy and design

Influenced by his "nice totalitarian childhood", Czech designer Maxim Velčovský talks about how this philosophy inspire his designs.

Growing up in a communist country had a profound influence on Maxim Velčovský’s design thinking and productions. Product design needs to happen in a specific context to give it relevance and function, he says. 

Industrial design also has to allow for a measure of trial and error, he believes.

Design sometimes needs to forget about the ideology and just focus on the surface, says Velčovský

He explores whether it is possible to exchange religions through design.

Velčovský also talks about the reawakening of a do-it-yourself culture, and making products that are both metaphoric and highly functional.